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War and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jolyon Mitchell, Joshua Rey

9780198803218
Paperback
March 2021

Very Short Introductions

This book provides an overview of the history of religion and war, and a framework for analysing it. Ranging from ancient history to modern day conflicts, and touching on both religiously incited violence and pacifism, it offers a nuanced view on these issues that have had such weight in the past, and which continue to shape our present and future.

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Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Andrew Copson

9780198747222
Paperback
July 2019

Very Short Introductions

Secularism, the belief that religion should not be part of the affairs of the state or part of public education, is an increasingly hot topic in global public, political, and religious debates. Andrew Copson tells the story of secularism, discussing secular republics and the challenges they can face from resurgent religious identity politics.

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The Confucian Four Books for Women: A New Translation of the Nü Shishu and the Commentary of Wang Xiang

£23.49

Ann A. Pang-White

9780190460891
Paperback
May 2018

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Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Stephen J. Davis

9780198717645
Paperback
January 2018

Very Short Introductions

Stephen J. Davis considers the phenomenon of monasticism from antiquity to the present day, addressing key questions about monastic spirituality and practice. Looking at Christian, Jainism, and Buddhist traditions of monasticism, Davis explores the life and beliefs of those in monasteries, and considers the role of monasticism in the modern world.

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Miracles: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Yujin Nagasawa

9780198747215
Paperback
November 2017

Very Short Introductions

From a chicken nugget shaped like Jesus, to Mohammad splitting the moon in two, to a Japanese doll whose hair grows, Yujin Nagasawa considers reported miracles in ancient scriptures and modern day life, and uses cutting-edge scientific research on belief formation to address some of our most fundamental questions concerning miracles.

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Getting to Church: Exploring Narratives of Gender and Joining

£19.99

Sally K. Gallagher

9780190239688
Paperback
September 2017

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Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

£28.49

Lois Lee

9780198808534
Paperback
September 2017

This book is an investigation of what it's like to be 'not religious' in secular Britain today. It draws attention to the ways in which the 'not religious' engage with 'religious' matters.

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Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Gerald O'Collins

9780198796855
Paperback
May 2017

Very Short Introductions

What are the origins of the Catholic Church? How has Catholicism changed and adapted over the centuries? What challenges does the Catholic Church face in the twenty-first century? Gerald O'Collins answers these and other questions, and in this new edition considers the impact of Pope Francis' leadership of the Church since 2013.

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Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Jon Balserak

9780198753711
Paperback
December 2016

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction Jon Balserak explores major ideas and issues associated with the Calvinist system of thought. He looks at how Calvinist ideas and practices spread and took root, helping shape societies today. Much of contemporary thought - especially western thought - on everything from civil government to money, suicide, and divorce has been influenced by Calvinism. Balserak also combats common misconceptions about Calvinism, and explores the relationship between Calvinism and the modern world.

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The Saints: A Short History

£10.99

Simon Yarrow

9780198784388
Hardback
September 2016

The Saints examines the history, traditions, and cultural impact of the saints. Looking at their origins and the cultural definition of saints and sanctity, Yarrow moves on to consider interpretations of saints in literature and art, and the role gender plays in sainthood.

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The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Tod Linafelt

9780195300079
Paperback
March 2016

Very Short Introductions

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Revelations of Divine Love

£8.99

Julian of Norwich, Barry Windeatt

9780199641185
Paperback
May 2015

Oxford World's Classics

Julian of Norwich is one of the subtlest writers and profoundest thinkers of the Middle Ages, and the earliest woman writer in English. Her Revelations describe a loving and merciful God and a positive vision of humanity. This sensitive new translation conveys the poise and serenity of her style, and includes the two versions of her text.

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Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Ian Reader

9780198718222
Paperback
April 2015

Very Short Introductions

Pilgrimage is found in most religious cultures, from Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and India, to France, Spain, and Japan. In this Very Short Introduction Ian Reader explores the key themes of pilgrimage throughout the ages, considering its various forms and its identity as a 'spiritual tourism' industry, to explain why it has remained so popular.

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The Book of Margery Kempe

£8.99

Margery Kempe, Anthony Bale

9780199686643
Paperback
February 2015

Oxford World's Classics

The Book of Margery Kempe is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. The earliest autobiography in English, It describes Kempe's transformation from businesswoman to pilgrim, her visions, hostile encounters with clergy and travels to holy sites abroad. This new translation provides full introduction and notes.

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Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Barry Stephenson

9780199943524
Paperback
January 2015

Very Short Introductions

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God: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

John Bowker

9780198708957
Paperback
September 2014

Very Short Introductions

Who or what is God? In this Very Short Introduction John Bowker considers questions like these. Exploring how the major religions interpret the idea of God, and have established their own distinctive beliefs about God's existence, Bowker shows how and why our understanding of God continues to evolve.

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African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

9780195182897
Paperback
August 2014

Very Short Introductions

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African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Jacob K. Olupona

9780199790586
Paperback
March 2014

Very Short Introductions

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Understanding Interreligious Relations

£21.99

David Cheetham, Douglas Pratt, David Thomas

9780199645855
Paperback
November 2013

A multi-authored volume that explores the theme of the 'religious other' from the perspective of five major religions—Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam—and discusses a range of issues in which interreligious relations are central.

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The Masnavi, Book Three

£9.99

Jalal al-Din Rumi, Jawid Mojaddedi

9780199652037
Paperback
November 2013

Oxford World's Classics

Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi, written in six books, is his masterpiece. It conveys a message of divine love in entertaining stories and homilies. The focus of Book Three is on epistemology; this is the first ever verse translation, and the first translation of any kind for over 80 years.

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